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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 4, 2006 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sexism

A "touchhead" is a derogatory term given by long-time touring heads to the hordes who "got on the bandwagon" when TOUCH of Grey became a top 10 hit in 1987. Kinda like starting to root for a sports team once they get good while ignoring them for all the years they sucked.

They were perhaps justifiably angry that after years of being able to walk up on the night of a show and by a 10 or 20$ ticket they now had to compete with trustafarians rolling up to shows in their Dad's BMW and having to mail-order away for tickets and hope they got lucky.

I know I was wondering what the hell was going on post '86...but the fact is when I started seeing shows in 1979 there were heads who were touring since woodstock who i'm sure were pissed that the Dead weren't playing tiny venues like the Fillmore anymore b/c of the new generation of heads, etc., etc.

So I got over my anger about Touchheads pretty quick and decided as long as they were enjoying the music that's all that mattered. Maybe they got turned onto Terrapin via Touch.

But I draw the line at gatecrashers. Those f***ers ruined it for everyone.